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"Heartland Heroes" yard sale held in Carterville

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

It was perfect weather today for a bi-annual event that helps our servicemen and women on the battlefields.

The Heartland Heroes' yard sale in Carterville offered bargain hunters the chance to find some good deals and help our troops at the same time.

The project takes all the proceeds from the yard sale and uses it to send care packages to soldiers.

"This is the 10th year for us to be in Afghanistan. And sometimes after a long period when we've been at war the soldiers maybe feel like they've been forgotten," said Beth Baxter.

"So we want to let them know they haven't been forgotten. And that we're still here for them."

And this year organizers are also including Christmas cards for those soldiers.

Those who stopped by the sale today were able to fill out season greetings for the troops.

And the sales continue on Sunday morning at 7 a.m., with four more truckloads of donated items.

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